Almost all major Democratic candidates for president in 2020 will not attend next week’s American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference after the radical left group MoveOn.org called for a boycott of the event.
“The influx of progressive candidates confirming they will not attend — even those who have gone in years past — shows how the momentum is shifting,” Iram Ali, campaign director at MoveOn, said in a statement Wednesday. “AIPAC is clearly a partisan lobbying group that has undermined diplomatic efforts, and progressives want no part in it.”
As of Thursday evening, aides for at least eight candidates told The Hill or other news outlets they would not attend this year’s conference: Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.); former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas); South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Washington Gov. Jay Inslee; and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro.
An eighth candidate, former Rep. John Delaney (Md.), a centrist who is considered a long shot, is also not attending, but a spokesman said it was only due to a “scheduling conflict.”
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